Grand Valley State College’s males’s and ladies’s swim and dive groups hosted GLIAC rival Wayne State College for the primary time in over three years this previous weekend as each groups secured the victory.

Competing for the primary time in two weeks didn’t faze the Lakers as the boys’s crew captured a 185-106 victory, whereas the ladies’s facet gained 180-120.

“The general crew enthusiasm (was unbelievable),” mentioned Head Coach Andy Boyce. “We had some good instances, we had some dangerous instances, however we acquired the job accomplished, labored exhausting as a bunch and supported one another.”

In the course of the males’s meet, GVSU noticed winners in quite a few occasions.

Sophomore Jon Kantzenbach completed first within the 1,000-yard freestyle, ending with a time of 9:17.28 and tallying 9 factors.

Within the 200-yard freestyle, three Lakers topped the leaderboard with sophomore Matt Bosch (1:39.63) and juniors Eric Hieber (1:42.97) and Zach Lowe (1:44.61) all ending first by third respectively.

Bosch additionally gained the 100-yard freestyle with 9 factors (45:43) whereas Heiber gained the 500-yard freestyle (4:38.60).

Within the 200-yard butterfly, senior Markus Kruse, freshman Kyle Raskay and Kantzenbach additionally completed within the top-three spots with instances of 1:53.46, 1:55.35 and 1:55.37 respectively.

Sophomore Aaron Dies positioned first within the 100-yard backstroke (9 factors) with sophomore Thomas Zoldowski ending first within the 200-yard backstroke. Junior Matthew Lane gained the 100-yard breaststroke (58:41) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:05.72).

Within the diving occasions, sophomore Zay Swilley gained each the one meter and three meter dives with scores of 302.47 and 284.17 respectively, as senior Wrigley Fields adopted his teammate for second place within the one meter dive with a rating of 295.05.

“(Freshman) Lucy Hedley and Matt Bosch have been racking up the Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards,” Boyce mentioned. “(Senior) Gracyn Segard is a nationwide champion on the boards; Wrigley Fields is likely one of the prime divers within the convention too. I feel these 4 might be good to look at come the convention championships.”

The ladies’s crew additionally noticed an array of swimmers declare victories of their occasions.

The 200-yard medley relay noticed the GVSU A crew of freshman Angelica Angilleta, senior Delaney Wihebrink, junior Alysa Wager and senior Rebecca Farber win with a time of 1:47.35.

Angilletta and Farber additionally joined senior Bianca Licari and Hedley on the GVSU A crew for the 400-yard freestyle relay that completed first with a time of three:32.91.

The GVSU B crew, consisting of Licari, graduate scholar Melina De Cort, junior Tina Winter and senior Dayna Borregard, completed third within the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.74.

“As a senior, (my objective) is to make recollections with my teammates and luxuriate in my final season at Grand Valley,” Borregard mentioned. “Personally, I wish to finish my profession on a excessive observe at convention; get (private information) and zone in on the recollections and alternatives I’ve been in a position to have (with this crew).”

Hedley was an enormous producer as she gained the 100, 200 and 500 yard freestyles with instances of 53.30, 1:52.18 and 5:05.42 respectively.

Angilleta gained the 100-yard backstroke (59.08), Wihebrink positioned first for the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.42), Farber took the 50-yard freestyle (24.26) whereas Wager, Licari and junior Sarah Puscas completed first by third within the 100-yard butterfly.

For the diving occasions, sophomore Maddie Kooistra gained the one meter dive with a rating of 272.91 and completed second within the three meter dive.

With the victory, each the boys’s and ladies’s groups have but to lose at residence as they put together to host their last meet of the common season.

“This was our final robust week of training,” Borregard mentioned. “We do extra race tempo apply to organize for the convention championship. This crew has pulled collectively main into our championship season.”

Whereas the GLIAC Championship meet doesn’t start till Feb. 15, Boyce says the groups might be ready to hoist two extra championship trophies.

“We’ve labored exhausting thus far, it’s time for everybody to take somewhat little bit of relaxation, get their our bodies feeling higher, and going into convention championships we must be actually good,” Boyce mentioned. “I feel each us and Wayne State are somewhat beat up right this moment, however we have now two and a half weeks to get better and carry out properly once more.”

The GVSU Dive Invite might be held Feb. 4 on the GVSU Fieldhouse pool with an undetermined begin time.